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Neil Frame 25/04/24

Bubbledogs Is Back

The Hotdog.

Despite its longstanding aspiration to become more… to be more… it only ever managed to attract the attention of BBQ-ers, cinema-goers and – at the very peak of its humble ascendancy – street food aficionados.

A life, unfulfilled. Until, of course, James Knappett and Sandia Chang decided to open Bubbledogs in 2012, giving hot dogs a little Fitzrovia restaurant all of their very own… paired with a champagne bar.

The pandemic unfortunately burst the bubble, at which point James and Sandia decided to give the space over to the bonus restaurant they had tucked behind a curtain at the back (a sweet little double-Michelin starred outfit known as Kitchen Table). But this tale has more zig-zags than a slick of ketchup, because Bubbledogs is returning for a brief spell this summer in pop-up form – and where else, but on the al fresco terrace adjoining the lavish 45 Park Lane hotel.

bubbledogs pop-up at 45 park lane

Overseen by CUT exec chef Elliott Grover, the menu will once more offer the contrast of a glass of under-appreciated “grower” Champagne with a choice of ‘dogs that includes the Native Dog (crispy native lobster tempura, Marie Rose sauce, beluga caviar); the Kagoshima (A5 Wagyu striploin, Japanese mayo & shaved summer truffle); and the Fourth of July (with spicy BBQ sauce, coleslaw & crispy bacon).

And if you want dessert, but still aren’t finished eating hotdogs? The dilemma is conveniently solved with their dessert hotdog – it’s a chocolate hotdog with a Jivara chocolate ganache, all stuffed in a long sweet cinnamon brioche bun.


NOTE: Bubbledogs will be at 45 Park Lane from 10th May – 29th September 2024. You can make a reservation HERE.

Bubbledogs | 45 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN

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45 Park Lane, Mayfair, Central London, W1K 1PN